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Balakot Air Strike

Balakot Air Strike: The Indian Air Force early Tuesday morning destroyed a major terror training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan. Several terror trainers and suicide bombers were killed in the attack that lasted just eight minutes. The air strike comes days after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide car attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. Here's our on-going coverage of the air strike.

BALAKOT AIR STRIKE NEWS

‘Wanted real destruction’: Maker of spice bombs used in Balakot air strike

March 18, 2021 8:01 pm

Rudra B Jadeja, who helms Hyderabad-based Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), which is touted as India’s first private missile production facility, speaks to The Indian Express

Modi the person "through which" Balakot information went to Arnab, alleges Rahul in TN

January 25, 2021 3:30 pm

Gandhi said only five people including the PM and the Defence Minister would have prior information of the planned strikes and alleged that one of them had put the lives of the pilots in danger.

Maharashtra govt mulls action against Arnab Goswami over info on Balakot airstrike

January 23, 2021 4:09 pm

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said the state government was seeking legal opinion on whether any action could be taken under the Official Secrets Act.

Baghel seeks SC-monitored probe in Arnab's purported chats

January 19, 2021 5:03 am

Asked about the purported chats widely reported in the media which mentioned that Goswami was privy to the 2019 Balakot air strikes in Pakistan, Baghel said the matter pertains to national security.

Pakistan's information war campaign against India needs attention

July 27, 2020 9:28 am

What is noteworthy is that the same anti-India narrative is repeated ad nauseam from every medium and platform — whether it is politicians like Imran Khan or Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the ISPR, or print, electronic and social media.

A year after Balakot: Pakistan’s options have reduced, India has more room for manoeuvre

February 25, 2020 10:45 am

All this may point towards Pakistan adopting a more rational course in J&K and preventing situations which it will clearly be in no position to handle.

2019 began with seeming unassailability of a majoritarian political order, ends with a reminder of limits of hubris

December 30, 2019 10:49 am

But is this just a short break in the onward march of Savarkarite Hindutva, or a decisive reclamation of common citizenship by the common Indian?

Former IAF chief says Balakot strike was message that Pak will pay price for attacks in India

December 15, 2019 9:38 am

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa further said, “The government’s political will was very clear — to tell the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Pakistani establishment that such attacks would come at a cost and no matter where you are, be it Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) or Pakistan, we will get you. That is the message of Balakot,” he said.

Attempts being made to reactivate Balakot terror camp: Govt

November 27, 2019 3:02 pm

The fighters of the Indian Air Force had bombed and destroyed the terror camp at Balakot on February 26 after terrorists attacked a convoy of CRPF vehicles, killing 40 jawans on February 14.

Balakot airtrikes were major shift in govt’s handling of terror: IAF chief

October 09, 2019 2:47 am

He said the present security environment in India’s neighbourhood is a serious cause of concern, and the Pulwama terror strike is a stark reminder of the persistent threat to defence installations.

BALAKOT AIR STRIKE PHOTOS

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

March 04, 2019 6:45 am

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival

India rejects Pakistan’s F-16 denial, shows proof: See photos

March 01, 2019 9:41 am

AMRAAM missiles allow a fighter pilot to target an enemy aircraft that is beyond visual range, in day or night, and in all weather conditions.